Dabna | Food cloche
Location: Dhanota, Mahendragarh, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Metal (Alloys)
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting, Welding
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A dabna is a food cloche made of metal strips used to cover vessels filled with milk, curd, buttermilk or ghee to keep it safe from pets and rodents. A coat of oil paint was applied on the dabna to prevent it from corroding. A metal ring at the top helps in holding the dabna to move it around easily.